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Wellbeing

This section brings together wellbeing resources to support doctors and other staff working in general practice.

  • The Pastoral Network is made up of a number of experienced advisors, who are mostly retired GPs, available and trained to provide personal and confidential support to any local GP undergoing any kind of personal difficulty or crisis. The advisors are able to signpost a menu of experts and professional services to suit different needs.
  • GP-S is a free mentoring, coaching and signposting service for general practice which supports you to make the best decisions for you and allows you to create your own positive change within your career and personal life. GP-S can support Practice Nurses in the Nottingham City CCG area and GPs across Nottinghamshire.
  • The Nottinghamshire LMC website has a wellbeing section to help you explore ways to improve your wellbeing.
  • The GP Health Service can help doctors with issues relating to a mental health concern, including stress or depression, or an addiction problem, in particular where these might affect work. If you think that you have a mental health problem that requires specialist psychiatric help, you must contact your GP to seek help.
  • A Balint Group in Nottingham offers time to share concerns and thoughts with other doctors and professionals who work with people who are of concern, puzzling or require a bit more thought. This group meets on the third Thursday of the month from 7.30pm-9.30pm in Nottingham.
  • Help me, I’m a doctor bring together five independent charities that support doctors when they need confidential financial assistance. These benevolent funds provide vital support to help doctors in genuine financial need get their lives and careers back on track.
  • The Doctor’s Support Network are a confidential peer support network for doctors and medical students with concerns about their mental health. As a registered charity, they aim to raise awareness, reduce stigma and influence the agenda regarding physician health.
  • DocHealth is a confidential, not for profit, psychotherapeutic consultation service for all doctors. Although located in London, this service is open to all doctors in the UK. For doctors outside London they offer, after an initial face-to-face session, ongoing video consultations.
  • RCGP Wellbeing Library provides educational resources and guidelines on wellbeing that are relevant to GPs and other primary healthcare professionals. It brings together national guidance and resources.

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